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Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, and more.

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ForkLift overview

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features
  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview
  • Quick Open
  • Multi Rename
  • Dark Mode
  • Dual Pane split vertically or horizontally
  • Favorite Sync via Dropbox
  • Dropbox Support
  • Transfer bandwidth throttling
  • Tags Support
  • Disklet
  • Sync Browsing
  • Tabs
  • Search by name, extention, kind, tags, or content
  • Quick Select
  • App Deleter
  • Remote Editing
  • Archive Management
  • Keyboard Control
  • Workspaces
  • FXP Copy
  • Tools
  • Git Support
  • Open in Terminal, iTerm, or Hyper
  • Hidden Files
  • Share
  • Possible to set as default file viewer
  • File Compare with FileMerge, Kaleidoscope, Beyond Compare, and Araxis Merge support
  • Multilingual: English, Chinese Simplified, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

What’s new in version 4.1.2

Updated on Apr 24 2024

New
  • Phone icon as a custom favorite icon
Improvements
  • Resume is supported on older versions of OpenSSH servers, where resume isn't supported by default
  • ForkLift displays color labels, which is an older version of tags
  • Adding tags is an immediate action
Fixes
  • Fixes a Sonoma bug, which made all color tags gray in the iCloud Drive
  • Fixes an issue in Column View, where the disconnected server remained visible in the file view
  • ForkLift doesn't reopen previously open windows when the “Restore Windows and Tabs on Startup” setting is enabled
  • Fixes a refresh issue on SMB connections, tags and other changes should show up immediately
  • Fixes an issue on Dropbox, where too many activities caused issues and not all items could be transferred or deleted
  • Fixes an issue, which made it impossible to rename items in the search results
  • Fixes issues in the context menu of sidebar items
  • The available free sizes of the drives in the sidebar get updated immediately
  • Fixes problems in the behavior of the Editing pane in the Settings window
  • Minor fixes of the custom themes
  • When the “Resize columns to fit” setting is enabled in Column View, and the columns get manually resized, the columns don't jump back immediately to their calculated sizes, that only happens after a second action is made
  • Fixes an issue where during the saving of a sync favorite, the entered data got lost when the mouse pointer was moved out of the pop-up window
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

15.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://binarynights.com/

Downloads

197936

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12 or later
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Performance
Stability
Price

What needs improvements

Customization
User Experience

ForkLift qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.7
Customer support
4.7

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Rusta
Rusta
Nov 18 2023
4.0.4
1.0
Nov 18 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.4
I have been using ForkLift for years. The program always had serious errors. For example, when saving files after they had been edited with a text editor. After several mails with the support the problem was fixed at some point (v3) - after the text editor BBEdit was always blamed at first. Unfortunately, the new version 4 is no better. One bug: the modification date is not updated after a file has been modified. Even after restarting ForkLift, the original date is still displayed. Whether a file has been changed / written is therefore not recognizable. If such essential functions of an FTP program do not work reliably, I cannot recommend the program.
jaesm21
jaesm21
Sep 15 2023
4.0
3.0
Sep 15 2023
3.0
Version: 4.0
Have an issue with shortcut icons not displaying properly. Emailed them and, a week later, still didn't hear anything back. Emailed them again and got a reply just saying they didn't know if they could help me but they'd add it to their bug tracker. No suggestions. No indication they were interested in figuring out my issue.
bdikkat
bdikkat
Sep 7 2023
4.0
5.0
Sep 7 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0
Ditched ForkLift for Transmit a while back. ForkLift would constantly choke on "large" (400mb+) downloads. Now a lot of advertising chrome for version 4. No thanks.
thegodfather
thegodfather
Sep 5 2023
3.5.8
0.0
Sep 5 2023
0.0
Version: 3.5.8
Forlift 4 is available and there is no any discount on this paid update for all current users who supported them for all this years. And now they have "lifetime" licences with subscription model.. and it is not acceptable for me..
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Apr 21 2023
3.5.8
5.0
Apr 21 2023
5.0
Version: 3.5.8
ForkLift 4 Beta is available on their website :0)
aleksistella
aleksistella
Aug 3 2021
3.5.3
2.0
Aug 3 2021
2.0
Version: 3.5.3
In the last update (version 3.5.3), I developed a badly worsened design of the program. The top of the ToolBar has become narrower, while the left sidebar is still large and luxurious. Here you can see the problem of disharmony, disproportionality of different parts of the program. I suggest that the developer return the previous look, it was harmonious. Developer, please pay attention to Finder in Mac Big Sur, how the top Toolbar panel looks there, it's beautiful there. Do the same and I'll give you 5 stars. So far, only two stars!
Michael Frankel
Michael Frankel
Jul 6 2021
3.5.3
0.0
Jul 6 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
In-App Updater does NOT work (on Mojave).
aleksjunttila
aleksjunttila
May 28 2021
3.5.2
5.0
May 28 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
I use this application for 3 years and I completely satisfied. Universal ForkLift, contains all the necessary features, and it will use very comfortable. It is made with a good taste. Works stable. Updates always come on time and the application always up to date. I hope that the application will continue to be so good and Up to date. Many thanks to the developers for the good product!
Farmerbob
Farmerbob
May 16 2021
3.5.2
4.0
May 16 2021
4.0
Version: 3.5.2
My 2.x version says update to 3.x, which keeps downloading, and the link brought me here. Then all there was is the 4.x version. I have played with Forklift and think it will be the perfect tool that I will need it to clean up a major mess that the newer "Fancified" CarbonCopyCloner made of a transfer to new replacement drives. But I was expecting a reasonable upgrade price to 3.x, but then remembered I paid the One Time Fee for 2.x after I saw that on the 4.x version with no explanation. I went hunting as to what that means and no joy. So until I get clarification, I'll stick with my 2.x version.
Acheteur
Acheteur
Apr 15 2021
3.5.1
1.0
Apr 15 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5.1
With this update 3.5.1, the “Forklift Mini” menu no longer appears in the menu bar: continuous bugs since the previous version 3.5!
Acheteur
Acheteur
Apr 15 2021
3.5
1.0
Apr 15 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5
Do not expect anything from this programmer in order to have his help or his support: he NEVER responds! ...
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Mar 28 2021
3.4.4
5.0
Mar 28 2021
5.0
Version: 3.4.4
Am encountering speed issues, errors etc. Not sure if it related to changes with MacOS or my hosting service.. but I am now back to good old Transmit.. and no such problems. Maybe FL needs an update.. who knows.
locojohn
locojohn
Feb 10 2021
3.4.4
3.0
Feb 10 2021
3.0
Version: 3.4.4
Although, handy for generic tasks, I consider Forklift 3 in multiple ways underdeveloped. For example, dragging and dropping files from Dock or Finder into Favourites, Devices or sub-folders does not work. Folders don't expand on spring-load. View options (e.g sort order) is not saved. Mouse-clicking to rename a file or folder does not always work as expected.
cacs
cacs
Feb 2 2021
3.4.4
2.0
Feb 2 2021
2.0
Version: 3.4.4
It has this "preparing" thing before uploads that makes it really slow (several minutes) compared to free options like Cyberduck and Filezilla. With Cyberduck or Filezilla it takes literally seconds to upload the same files.. I fully removed/reinstalled the app and tried again with same results.. Help from support is non responsive even for paid customers like myself. Too bad!
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
3.4.4
5.0
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.4
Using this for years. Consistently very good.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Sep 15 2020
3.4.2
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.2
I've been using FTP on Mac's for over 20 years and have own and tried many FTP clients. Forklift is the best, bar none in my opinion. It can almost double as the Finder. My favorite features is using Favorites to open to different folders on different volumes and then Syncing them with one click. **LOVE Forklift**
dezomers
dezomers
Sep 1 2020
3.4.2
4.0
Sep 1 2020
4.0
Version: 3.4.2
Awesome productivity tool
Luc-1
Luc-1
Jul 20 2020
3.4
5.0
Jul 20 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4
Was using ParthFinder (PF) for years and move to ForkLift (FL) as PF price sheme changed. After months, I can say it was a great move as FL beat PF on many options. Thank you PF.
macpayne
macpayne
Jun 8 2020
3.3.9
5.0
Jun 8 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3.9
I purchased version 3.0 when trying to find alternative of Transmit 4 that is starting to act weird on my catalina and I'm really impressed with the new Fork Lift improvements. I'm a forklift 2 user but I'm just using it only when I need to rename multiple files lol But now I can see that I will use it often. It replaced about 4+ more apps I usually use, such as for ftp, app uninstaller, folder sync, cloud mounter, quick diff etc. It also will likely will improve some of my workflows
s-akmeryanoglu
s-akmeryanoglu
May 27 2020
3.3.9
3.0
May 27 2020
3.0
Version: 3.3.9
Forklift 3.3.9 works great when used locally. But as soon as I work with servers, this program is a disaster. I work in pre-press. The daily work with data archives and therefore also with large archived project folders (image data) are my tasks. Simple things like data search, aliases from the server to local via drag n drop, or even generally opening folders is a pure imposition. Yesterday I tried the latest version of Pathfinder as a comparison. What can I say... Pathfinder performs these tasks with a performance I actually wish for. Too bad, especially Forklift has a very intuitive design and is better in handling. Despite these shortcomings, Forklift has become very dear to my heart over the last few years. All the more I hope that the developer will react very soon concerning the performance. Many thanks in advance.
tomaszw9898
tomaszw9898
Mar 15 2024
4.1.1
5.0
Mar 15 2024
5.0
Version: 4.1.1
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 15 2024
4.1.1
5.0
Mar 15 2024
5.0
Version: 4.1.1
Rusta
Rusta
Nov 18 2023
4.0.4
1.0
Nov 18 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.4
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Nov 15 2023
4.0.4
5.0
Nov 15 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.4
jaesm21
jaesm21
Sep 15 2023
4.0
3.0
Sep 15 2023
3.0
Version: 4.0
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Sep 9 2023
4.0
5.0
Sep 9 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0
andreaswittkowski
andreaswittkowski
Oct 20 2022
3.5.8
5.0
Oct 20 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.8
Luc-1
Luc-1
Sep 23 2022
3.5.8
5.0
Sep 23 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.8
Sigil
Sigil
Aug 14 2022
3.5.7
5.0
Aug 14 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.7
peterseprenyi
peterseprenyi
Apr 13 2022
3.5.6
5.0
Apr 13 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.6
PHdJ
PHdJ
Mar 22 2022
3.5.5
5.0
Mar 22 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.5
Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
Oct 28 2021
3.5.4
1.0
Oct 28 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5.4
MaWri
MaWri
Oct 14 2021
3.5.4
5.0
Oct 14 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.4
opexxx
opexxx
Sep 12 2021
3.5.3
5.0
Sep 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.3
aleksistella
aleksistella
Aug 3 2021
3.5.3
2.0
Aug 3 2021
2.0
Version: 3.5.3
Binarynights
Binarynights
Jul 7 2021
3.5.3
5.0
Jul 7 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.3
andjelx
andjelx
Jun 3 2021
3.5.2
5.0
Jun 3 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
aleksjunttila
aleksjunttila
May 28 2021
3.5.2
5.0
May 28 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
locojohn
locojohn
Feb 10 2021
3.0
Feb 10 2021
3.0
Version: null
cacs
cacs
Feb 2 2021
2.0
Feb 2 2021
2.0
Version: null
Farmerbob
Farmerbob
Jan 19 2021
4.0
Jan 19 2021
4.0
Version: null
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Version: null
dwp-1
dwp-1
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
dezomers
dezomers
Sep 1 2020
4.0
Sep 1 2020
4.0
Version: null
macpayne
macpayne
Jun 8 2020
5.0
Jun 8 2020
5.0
Version: null
s-akmeryanoglu
s-akmeryanoglu
May 27 2020
3.0
May 27 2020
3.0
Version: null
Mactraveller
Mactraveller
Apr 6 2020
5.0
Apr 6 2020
5.0
Version: null
edgould1948
edgould1948
Apr 3 2020
3.0
Apr 3 2020
3.0
Version: null
ghi789
ghi789
Jan 3 2020
2.0
Jan 3 2020
2.0
Version: null
iMacWare
iMacWare
Dec 21 2019
5.0
Dec 21 2019
5.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 17 2019
4.0
Nov 17 2019
4.0
Version: null
Johnnyr
Johnnyr
Nov 17 2019
4.0
Nov 17 2019
4.0
Version: null
cinam
cinam
Oct 22 2019
5.0
Oct 22 2019
5.0
Version: null
le-3
le-3
Feb 1 2019
5.0
Feb 1 2019
5.0
Version: null
cig0
cig0
Jan 20 2019
5.0
Jan 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Jan 15 2019
4.5
Jan 15 2019
4.5
Version: null
Andreas B.
Andreas B.
Dec 24 2018
5.0
Dec 24 2018
5.0
Version: null
Hydester
Hydester
Nov 26 2018
5.0
Nov 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Nov 22 2018
5.0
Nov 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Oct 1 2018
1.0
Oct 1 2018
1.0
Version: null
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